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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj Top American Music Awards Nominations

6 years ago by Reg Seeton

The nominees for 2012 American Music Awards were announced with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj topping the list with four nods to lead the year’s musical stars.

Although Rihanna and Nicki Minaj landed atop the 2012 American Music Awards with four nominations each, Justin Bieber landed three nominations along with Drake, One Direction, and Usher, and Maroon 5.

This year’s AMA nominees were announced in Los Angeles by The Voice coach Christina Aguilera who will also hit the stage as a performer during the November 18 broadcast. Aguilera is currently riding high on the release of her new single, “Your Body”, from her upcoming album Lotus.

Kudos to Lionel Richie for landing a Favorite Country Album nomination for Tuskegee!

Christina Aguilera Gets Nude for Lotus Album Cover

Here’s a look at the nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards:

Artist of the Year

– Justin Bieber
– Drake
– Maroon 5
– Katy Perry
– Rihanna

New Artist of the Year

– J. Cole
– Fun.
– Gotye
– Carly Rae Jepsen
– One Direction

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

– Justin Bieber
– Flo Rida
– Pitbull
– Usher

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

– Kelly Clarkson
– Nicki Minaj
– Katy Perry
– Rihanna

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

– Fun.
– Maroon 5
– One Direction
– The Wanted

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

– Justin Bieber, Believe
– Maroon 5, Overexposed
– Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded
– One Direction, Up All Night

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

– Drake
– Nicki Minaj
– Tyga

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

– J. Cole, Cole World – The Sideline Story
– Drake, Take Care
– Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

– Chris Brown
– Trey Songz
– Usher

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

– Beyoncé
– Mary J. Blige
– Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

– Chris Brown, Fortune
– Rihanna, Talk That Talk
– Usher, Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

– The Black Keys
– Gotye
– Linkin Park

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

– Adele
– Kelly Clarkson
– Train

Favorite Artist – Latin

– Don Omar
– Pitbull
– Shakira

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music

– David Guetta
– Calvin Harris
– Skrillex

Favorite Male Artist – Country

– Jason Aldean
– Luke Bryan
– Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist – Country

– Miranda Lambert
– Taylor Swift
– Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country

– Zac Brown Band
– Lady Antebellum
– Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album – Country

– Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines
– Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
– Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

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Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!